Junior midfielder Bethany Barr has been tabbed this week's Lady Flame of the Week, as announced by the field hockey coaching staff today.
This is Barr's second time this season as the field hockey Lady Flame of the Week. The Northern Ireland native received the honor on Aug. 31, following Liberty's season-opening 6-3 victory over James Madison.
Barr played a pivotal role in the offense this weekend on the road, recording eight points including six in yesterday's 4-3 overtime victory against Providence.
The junior midfielder connected on one goal in Friday's 8-0 victory over UMass Lowell in Lowell, Mass. Barr received a direct pass from twin sister Serena and redirected the pass high above the outstretched arms of UMass Lowell goalkeeper, Kelsey Federico.
On Sunday, Barr really provided the spark for the Lady Flames as the junior recorded two goals and two assists, collecting at least one point on each of Liberty's four goals. Barr notched Liberty's first goal of the contest following a penalty corner when she ripped a shot into the far left side of the goal. The ball was deflected off a Providence defender's stick and into the back of the net for Barr's seventh goal of the season.
Barr assisted on the next two Liberty goals, both of which were equalizers for the Lady Flames including the goal from Hannah Jones that would send the game into overtime.
In overtime, Barr capitalized on a Liberty short corner when sister Serena teed the ball up for Bethany. Serena flicked the ball to the right side, and like she had done in her first goal, Bethany ripped a shot towards the far left post and received a Liberty bounce into the back of the frame for the game-winner.
Barr and the Lady Flames return to action on Thursday as they travel to Chapel Hill, N.C., to take on current No. 3 North Carolina for their final road contest of the regular season at 7 p.m. Liberty will then return home for another Top 5 opponent in Duke on Saturday at 1.m.
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